As part of a special series of summer features, we turn our attention to our Year 6 pupils as we reflect on their accomplishments and get the perspective of departing Headmaster Roger McDuff.
The latest instalment features Deputy Head Boy Jonathan Osbourne:
There isn’t much that Jonathan does not excel at, which made him a huge member of the Rydal Penrhos community throughout his time at the Prep School.
Whether it be academic or sporting, the 11-year-old has grown in stature with every passing month during his exceptional year as Deputy Head Boy, which saw him emerge as someone that younger pupils could look up to and lean on for support thanks to his approachability and leadership.
The track and field star has shown immense promise in both the long jump and 100 metres, and has already been working with the Senior School’s strength and conditioning department ahead of his arrival on an Academic and Sport scholarship in September.
He has also provided some memorable moments on stage, including a duet with sister Eleanor at a Rydal Penrhos concert and his efforts during Café Dolphin and The Lion King were also impressive.
In recognition for his wonderful efforts he received prizes for Rugby, Science, and French at the school’s annual Speech Day earlier this month.
He also took home Academic and Sport Scholarship prizes, and was a deserving winner of the Headmaster’s Prize for Overall Contribution to School Life.
Mr McDuff, said: “Jonathan has been our Deputy Head Boy and has set, throughout the year, the finest of examples to everyone.
“He is an amazing athlete, a fine intellect and a brilliant performer.
“What more could one ask? Well – he is kind, humble, considerate, polite, enthusiastic and nothing is ever too much trouble. He is my hero (referring to Jonathan’s message for the departing head’s farewell video).
“He exemplifies all that is the very best about Rydal Penrhos and certainly lives life to the very fullest.”